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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Mar-May.

Forewing: 14-18mm.

Foodplant: Dog-rose other wild rose.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded195619991956
Year last recorded201120102011
Number of records47512974
Number of individuals854141736
Unique positions1112226
Unique locations892182
Adult records44612916
Immature records102

For the region, we have a total of 974 records from 182 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.


1746 Shoulder Stripe 06
© Will Bown
1746 Shoulder Stripe 05
© Julian Francis
1746 Shoulder Stripe 04
© Will Bown, March 2017
1746 Shoulder Stripe 03
© Martin Cade, 31 Mar 2009
1746 Shoulder Stripe 02
© Dave Foot
1746 Shoulder Stripe 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A species found over much of southern Britain, but more local further north, the larva feeding on wild rose (Rosa canina). In Dorset, the moth is common in scrub and hedgerow habitat wherever the foodplant occurs.

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